First Baptist Church
Gather With Us:
1000 E. Johnson St. Holyoke, CO 80734 | 970-854-2452
Sunday School: 9:30a | Worship 10:30a | Vida Abundante 5:30p

About Us

Sharing Christ & Building Believers
First Baptist Church strives to be a community where, in Christ, 
we pursue a better way to live, where outsiders seek to belong,
and where everyone is equipped and encouraged
to fully trust Jesus and serve Him.




The Purpose of Holyoke First Baptist Church is to glorify God through: Evangelism, Worship, Fellowship, Edification, and Service.
We unashamedly and uncompromisingly strive to be:
Biblically Based – God’s Word is our guide, authority and conscience in everything. We stand firm where Scripture stands firm and remain flexible where it is flexible. It is through the teaching and preaching of God’s Word where we have knowledge of the Gospel, where sinners are convicted, where hearts repent, and where people are moved to serve Jesus Christ (2 Timothy 3:16).
Passionate About Prayer – We believe the attitude and action of prayer is essential to everything we do as individuals and as a corporate body. Nothing of eternal significance or value is ever accomplished apart from prayer. It is through our prayers that we align our hearts to listen to God’s Spirit, we declare the goodness of God, give God thanks, seek forgiveness, find supplication and abide in His presence (Psalm 45:18, Jeremiah 29:11-13, Matthew 6:9-13, Colossians 4:2).
Committed to those far from God- We believe that lost people matter to God; therefore, they matter to us. Jesus came to seek and save the lost and has left us here, in part, to do the same. Our individual lives and corporate efforts will reflect this conviction to pursue the dead churched, de-churched, and unreached in our community and beyond with the love of Jesus Christ and the hope of the Gospel (Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 19:10, Rev. 2-3).
Invested With Our Gifts – We believe that each believer has been employed by the Holy Spirit with at least one spiritual gift and many God given talents in order to serve the body of Christ. Believers are called to be good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Spiritual giftedness and maturity determines where and how a believer serves. We believe excellence honors God and reflects His character. We strive for excellence without compromise in all areas of our ministry and lives. (1 Peter 4:10; Colossians 3:17).
Committed To Community – Belonging to our community requires a commitment to being intentionally involved with others in accountable, encouraging relationships. We believe life-change happens best in the context of abiding relationships that together are pursuing spiritual growth in Jesus Christ. In clusters of caring people, participants share and encourage each other toward spiritual growth. (Hebrews 10:24-25).
Relevant in Ministry – We believe that to be biblical we must be traditional. We also believe that to be effective in our ministry, we must share those traditions in a manner that engages our culture and in a way that they understand. The Bible does not tell us to use only certain styles of music, or to present our message only through words. The Bible does make it clear, however, that we are to find ways to effectively bring the message “into all the world” in order to make disciples. We believe this will require careful scrutiny of everything we do – new practices and old – and a willingness to change when necessary within biblical parameters, in order that we, “by all possible means might save some.” (1 Corinthians 9:22; 2 Thessalonians 2:15, 3:6; Ephesians 4:11-16).
Acts 2:42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Contact Information

Please feel free to come by the church during office hours Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
First Baptist Church
1000 E Johnson St., PO Box 465
Holyoke, CO 80734
Office Phone: (970) 854-2452
To Contact Pastor Jeremiah Krieger:
Office Phone:  (970) 854-2452
To Contact Pastor Ismael Lopez:
Home Phone: (308) 882-4987
Cell Phone: (970) 580-1195
To Contact the Deacons:
Imer Rodriguez: (970) 520-2064
Logan Krueger: (970)  854-5567
Mike Frazier: (719) 648-7469
Mark Werts: (970) 854-2452
To Contact the Trustees:
Israel Rodriguez (970) 571-3619 
Ron Koch: (970) 854-4040
Aaron Powell: (970) 854-5178
Lisa Werts: (719) 480-0561
Ivan Wiebke: (970) 854-5361
Mike Frazier: (970) 854-3163
Jason Frost: (970) 580-3360
Erik Robledo (970) 580-4728
Alberto Ramos (970) 520-8379
Brant Sisseck (970) 520-0877
  For information about our Children’s Ministries: Contact Ron Lock: (970) 580-3054
For information about our Youth Ministries:
Contact Mike or Micaila Frazier: (719) 648-7469
For information about our Adult Ministries/Small Groups:
Click here to go to our Adult Ministries Page
Para informacion cerca de nuestro Ministerio Espanol/Vida Abundante:  Haga clic aquí para ir a nuestros Ministerios Españoles

Recent Sermons


Oct 13, 2019
The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Five: Matthew 24:1-25:46
Series: Matthew
October 13, 2019
  • Oct 13, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Five: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Oct 13, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Five: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    October 13, 2019
  • Oct 6, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Four: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Oct 6, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Four: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    October 6, 2019
  • Sep 22, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus Answers to for Your Benefit, Part 3: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Sep 22, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus Answers to for Your Benefit, Part 3: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    September 22, 2019
  • Sep 15, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Two: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Sep 15, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus answers for your benefit; Part Two: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    September 15, 2019
  • Sep 1, 2019The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus Answers to Your Benefit: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Sep 1, 2019
    The Apocalypse: Two Big Questions that Jesus Answers to Your Benefit: Matthew 24:1-25:46
    Series: Matthew
    September 1, 2019
  • Aug 25, 2019The Battle for Spiritual Vitality: Matthew 23: 1-39
    Aug 25, 2019
    The Battle for Spiritual Vitality: Matthew 23: 1-39
    Series: Matthew
    August 25, 2019
  • Aug 18, 2019The Unsurpassable Wisdom of Christ: Matthew 22:15-46
    Aug 18, 2019
    The Unsurpassable Wisdom of Christ: Matthew 22:15-46
    Series: Matthew
    August 18, 2019
  • Aug 11, 2019Where to Look When There is Spiritual Failure: Matthew 21:23-22:15
    Aug 11, 2019
    Where to Look When There is Spiritual Failure: Matthew 21:23-22:15
    Series: Matthew
    August 11, 2019
  • Aug 4, 2019Exodus 17: 8-15
    Aug 4, 2019
    Exodus 17: 8-15
    Series: no series
    August 4, 2019
  • Jul 28, 20196 Effects of Unbelief: Mark 8:14-21
    Jul 28, 2019
    6 Effects of Unbelief: Mark 8:14-21
    Series: no series
    July 28, 2019
  • Jul 21, 2019Mephibosheth: From the Margins to the Mansion
    Jul 21, 2019
    Mephibosheth: From the Margins to the Mansion
    Series: Matthew
    July 21, 2019
  • Jul 14, 2019Faith That Works: Matthew 21: 18-22
    Jul 14, 2019
    Faith That Works: Matthew 21: 18-22
    Series: Matthew
    "7.14.19 for July 14, 2019".
  • Jul 7, 2019What Caused Jesus to Lose His Marbles at the Fair? Matthew 21:12-17
    Jul 7, 2019
    What Caused Jesus to Lose His Marbles at the Fair? Matthew 21:12-17
    Series: Matthew
    July 7, 2019
  • Jun 30, 2019Faith in Jesus that Has a Bite to It: Matthew 20: 29-34
    Jun 30, 2019
    Faith in Jesus that Has a Bite to It: Matthew 20: 29-34
    Series: Matthew
    June 30, 2019".
  • Jun 23, 2019How to Get the Seat of Honor: Matthew 20:17-28
    Jun 23, 2019
    How to Get the Seat of Honor: Matthew 20:17-28
    Series: Matthew
    June 23, 2019
Starting September 24th at 9:30am, Ladies’ Tuesday Morning Bible Study: The group will continue with the study they were going through in the summer months. Contact Minnie Rodriguez for more information, 970-571-7574. You can still join.
FBC Moms Bible study will start back up on Thursday mornings, Sept. 19 from 9:00am-11:00am
We will be studying Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses. Please contact Samantha at 970.466.2683 for further details and if you are able to attend. A few moms are also looking for childcare during that time if you’re interested. Thank you.
Wednesday nights have changed to a new program!
B.A.S.I.C. Training Youth Nites will be Wed nights from 6:30-8pm starting Oct 9th. This will be open to kids ages Pre-K up through 6th grade. Registration is still open. Call the church for more information, 854-2452. 
Overtime @FBC: Overtime is for junior high and high school students. It’s goal is to share the gospel with kids that go to our church and ones that do not. We strive to provide a safe environment for the students after attending High School sports games. We are always in need of people to help with food, games and would be happy to have your help! If you would like to help please call Mike Frazier 520-2504. Upcoming overtime dates are October 25th, and November 1st.
October 31st: FBC has been invited to participate at the “Trunk or Treat” activity for children in our town on Halloween. Participation is setting up a car and decorating it and handing out candy. Anyone who wishes to set up a vehicle and hand out candy is invited to do so. If you wish to participate please have your vehicle parked Melissa Memorial Hospital and decorated by 3:15pm. Trunk or Treat starts at 3:45pm and goes until 5:30pm.
Chili Meal Nov 3rd: Please consider bringing a pot of chili or a side dish such as cinnamon rolls or corn bread to church on Sunday for an opportunity to fellowship with church family after the service. For more information, contact Pastor Jeremiah.
Coming up on Nov 3rd: Daylight savings time will end in a few weeks, don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour so you arrive to church on time!
Do you wish to share a prayer request? Please utilize the church website or app to submit prayer requests. Submitting your requests online will help keep the information accurate and ensure that it is sent out to the right people. It will help us to be more efficient in getting the needs out to the congregation too. If you have any requests to share, they may be submitted though any computer or mobile device. To submit a request, please visit: All requests will immediately go to the pastor, all the deacons, and the church secretary. The requests will then be shared with the prayer chain. If you have any questions about how to submit requests online, please let pastor know or any of the deacons or the church secretary. We will be happy to help.
Submit your prayer requests online. You can now go online and submit prayer requests. If you would like prayer, as an additional option to calling the church office or sending email, you may visit

Monthly Calendar

Monthly Newsletter


Mission First

2 Timothy 2:4 
4 “No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.”
In recent years a head coach divorced his wife of 26 years when he left coaching a college team to become head coach in the National Football League. He said he needed a wife while coaching on the college level for social functions and to show families that he would be looking out for their sons. In pro football, however, she was an unnecessary accouterment and a distraction to winning. He said winning football was his number one priority and his two sons second. How tragic! This coach clearly didn’t know how to prioritize his life.
In contrast to this, Tom Landry, former coach of the Dallas cowboys said, “The thrill of knowing Jesus is the greatest thing that ever happened to me … I think God has put me in a very special place, and He expects me to use it to His glory in everything I do … whether coaching football or talking to the press, I’m always a Christian … Christ is first, family second and football third.”


A Simple Faith

Where You Can Devote 3 Hours That Will Make The Greatest Impact In Your Life And Our Church
Do you ever find yourself getting confused trying to figure out just what God wants from you when you decide to follow Jesus? Have you ever felt overwhelmed or exhausted with Church life? Do you ever feel guilty because you don’t feel like you are doing enough, even when you are doing so much for Jesus?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, then chances are you might be making your walk with Jesus more complicated than it needs to be. When Jesus bids us to come to Him, he is not asking for an open ended commitment to leading and building church programs. He is asking us for something far greater: to be fully devoted to Him


The Need for Following Up

Acts 15:36, “And after some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us return and visit the brothers in every city where we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they are.”
A couple years ago, something quite amazing happened. William kept coming up to me and begging me to take his training wheels off his bike. I would consistently respond, “You are too young William. Maybe when you get a little older.”
William never liked my response, but finally one day he wore me down. “Daddy, can you take my training wheels off please? I want to ride without them.” For some reason I was feeling up to it, and immediately after I removed the training wheels, William grabbed his bike with a huge smile and got on.


How to Minister to Someone Caught in Sin

July 2019
Jeremiah Krieger
Gal. 6:1 Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.
Several years ago, I served in a ministry where a friend made a poor decision that hurt a lot of people. An infelicitous moment where his emotions got the best of him resulted in people who were hurt. Others were disappointed. He eventually lost his job. Nobody wants to fail. It is humiliating. Yet, nobody wants to see people we love make poor decisions. It is disheartening. We want those we love to succeed in making right choices. But just because we accept Christ as our Savior doesn’t make us immune from sin. It doesn’t insulate us from stupidity. It doesn’t protect us from rash decisions. Moments like these can happen to the best of us, and when they happen how we respond is crucial.


How to Strengthen Our Faith

June 2019
Jeremiah Krieger
Hebrews 12:1, “let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,”
Running is one of my least favorite activities in the world. In fact, I know that I am highly allergic to running. Every time I do it, my face turns red; I sweat profusely, and I have a hard time breathing. In th …


How to Fight Against Sin When We Don’t Get Along

Matthew 18:15-16
May 2019
Jeremiah Krieger
All the kids were sitting there on the couch, perfectly lined up.
“What do you want, daddy?”
“Your mommy and I are going to take a trip and Mema and Bebah are going to be here to watch you while we are gone. We nee …


The Kingdom Harvest Machine

April 2019
Jeremiah Krieger
Matthew 28:19-20, “19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behol …


A Trade You Will Love

March 2019
Jeremiah Krieger
Back in the summer of 2003, I found myself driving through Richmond, Virginia when I saw a sale sign for a car dealer. The green paint had faded on my 1997 Pontiac Bonneville and the clear coat was chipping away. The headliner inside the car had detached from summer heat and hung down so that it brushed against the top of m …


Consumed by People Pleasing

February 2019
Samantha Krieger
Consumed by People Pleasing? Live for This “Yes” Instead.
Recently, a friend who I admire, and respect asked about my interest in helping with a project. After we talked a bit, I knew i …


Running Together

January 2019
Jeremiah Krieger
Col. 3:12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above a …